With the advent of spring, the skies of Lahore are resplendent with all types and sizes of kites. The Lahorites participate in kite flying competitions to herald the spring. Basant is not only a kite-flying event, but a cultural festival of traditional food, dresses, dances, and music.

Lahore is becoming the main focal point for the celebration of this festival in Pakistan. People traditionally fly kites on the roofs of their buildings. It is commonly observed that rest houses, hotels, and houses of relatives of the participants are fully packed with guests from all over the country. Moreover, some five-star hotels also arrange this function on their rooftop for foreigners and other high-class gentry. They also arrange a variety of dishes with musical concert

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